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Well, another episode of Game of Thrones is in the books and that means it’s time to share another beer.  No spoilers for the episode!

 

Beer Name: Queen of the Seven Kingdoms

Brewery: Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)

Style: Golden Sour Ale

ABV: 6.4%

Description: Inspired by Cersei Lannister, this offering blends a Belgian sour with a Belgian-style blonde ale.  Read more here.

Appearance: Poured a cloudy yet translucent light golden body topped by a thick, fluffy white head.

Smell: Moderate floral yeast notes upfront with a slight funk on the end.

Taste: There was a sweetness throughout as candy/caramel malts joined with a prominent tart citrus presence.  It finished with peppery, floral yeast notes and a mild bit of lingering funk.

Mouthfeel: Slightly below medium bodied with an elevated level of carbonation.

Hype: I had elevated expectations given the series of posts I’m doing about these beers.  Worth noting, though, is the fact that these bottles are a lot harder to come by now that the show is back on the air.  By that I mean a few months ago you would see multiple bottles on shelves in most places good beer is sold.  After last week those numbers thinned out a lot!

Overall: Tart yet tasty, I liked this but it personally hasn’t been my favorite of the series.  Fans of the style might disagree.

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